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Hi...Joanne Lepke. I was married for 25 years. My husband and i divorced and in the decree it stated that each other would receive the life insurance of the first to die. The life insurance for the second would be split between two grown adult sons. My sons concinced my sick husband to change the beneficiaries to them. He died and they took the money. Does the divorce decree supercede the life insurance as to who should get the money.? And what can i do to get it?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Massachusetts

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

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Lawyer: DamienJD, Attorney replied 3 months ago

The divorce decree supercedes the beneficiary designation because your husband was ordered by the court to have life insurance naming you as a beneficiary. Unfortunately, you are now forced to bring a lawsuit to retrieve the proceeds of the money. Most likely, you will need an attorney to handle this because it is not a usual proceeding. In any event, the good news is that you have a claim for the money.

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